The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail concert celebrates the traditional music that has been kept by families and communities of Southwest Virginia since colonial times. The real heart and soul of The Crooked Road are the everyday folks who keep this music in their homes, country stores, in churches, and in weekly jam sessions. It is a music tradition that is as vibrant today as it has ever been.
Five Mile Mountain Road is a Franklin County, VA-based old time, bluegrass, and classic country band with an emphasis on music for dancing. Members include Billy Hurt, fiddle; Seth Boyd, banjo/guitar; Brennen Ernst, guitar/banjo; and Steven Dowdy, upright bass. Known for their show-stealing performances, their music emanates dynamic energy and extensive variety.
Tyler Hughes (inset) hails from Big Stone Gap, Virginia, where he began learning the traditions of mountain music and dance at age 12. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he has performed all across the southeast of the United States both as a soloist and with several bands including the East Tennessee State University Old Time Pride Band, Fifthstring, and the Empty Bottle String Band. He recently graduated from East Tennessee State University where he received degrees in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies and Appalachian Studies.
$30 All Tickets
May 21 -- 7:30pm